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Holly graduation socks - made from all the left-overs from other socks

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Finished Gansey - my version of a pattern from Staithes in North Yorkshire

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The start of my Gansey - May 2013


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hollybobby

Holly’s birthday bobby, November 2013

30cm wide, 30cm tall, 2cm moss, 5cm rib, 7cm rib



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Owen’s Christmas bobby, 2013


Bobble Hat pattern

Rowen Tweed using 3mm flexible kneedle

cast on 120 stitches using channel island cast on

moss stitch for 8 rows or 2 cm

Knit 2 Pl 2 for 20 rows or 5 cm

Purl one row

Knit 2 Purl 2 for 28 rows - or 7 cm

Change colour - Stocking Stitch for 10 rows

Change colour - Stocking Stitch for 10 rows

Change colour - Stocking Stitch for 10 rows

Change colour - decrease every 10th stitch

Purl a row

Knit - decrease every 10th stitch

Purl a row

Knit - decrease every 9th stitch

Purl a row

Knit - decrease every 9th stitch

Purl a row

Knit - decrease every 8th stitch

Purl a row

Change colour - continue like this until decreasing every 4th stitch - dispense with purl row

Sew up, make pom using strong thread and sew on with same


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I hand knitted this jumper in the early 1990’s, when Holly was a baby. It took ages, with all the weaving in. I taught myself to knit with a thread running over the forefinger of both left and right hands.Towards the end of knitting this I had a bike accident on the way to school, breaking a hip - and was off school and non weight bearing for the following few weeks - so I sat on a sofa, playing my guitar and knitting - giving my self RSI, after which I gave up knitting for many years.


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The funeral pyre
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This was my very first jumper, hand knitted in the early 80’s as a response to some unhappiness that I can’t recall - but the idea came from my men’s group - hence this is the men’s group jumper. It was made form carpet wool, and was thus very scratch and hardwiring - I have it still, although I never wear it.

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A second jumper in carpet wool



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A jumper for Laurie - who actually wore it when he had no real choice - later he would not be seen in a hand knit...



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